Guaranteed to work your tail off
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – 5 August 2014
I'm just gonna start rambling:
You are required to have a 4-year degree to get a job on the operations floor at Covenant.
Everyone gets hired through a temp agency at first. When you're offered a job in operations, they promise you that in 3 months you'll be hired on by Covenant, making $36,400 and then $39,000 in 6 months with the potential for quarterly bonuses. So, you do what any young professional would do in said situation and bust your butt for the company so that they'll hire you. Next thing you know, it's been 7 months, and you're still making $12 an hour through Randstad.
It's an okay place to work if you can manage stress well, just typical office politics and bureaucracy. Also, be warned that they are an extremely rightist, Christian company. Prayers will be said at meetings and pizza parties. The phrase "thanks Obama" will be used by the owner, who is (unfortunately) very involved in the business.
Management starts out very encouraging when you are brand new, but after about three weeks, you are thrown to the sharks. The work itself is tough to learn at first but can be enjoyable once you start to get the hang of it.
Most everyone has to stay past 5 to get their work done. This is not somewhere you can get away with clock-punching.
Operations floor employees are also required to work weekends (both Saturday and Sunday) every fifth week (that's right -- 12 straight work days once every month) without any additional pay for the salaried employees.
good money and benefits once (if!) they hire you; brand new cubicles, carpet, and office chairs; some cool co-workers
working weekends is required, shady temp-to-hire situation, exhausting work load